Chicken Salad in Tomato Shells Recipe

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Chicken Salad in Tomato Shells
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  1. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Drizzle a few drops of Liquid Smoke over the chicken. Saute in butter over medium heat until juices are clear; set aside to cool.
  2. Cut the chicken into a small dice and set aside.
  3. Using a sharp knife, make large 1-inch jagged cuts around each Roma tomato lengthwise.
  4. Carefully lift the tops off the tomatoes, scoop out and discard the tomato pulp from both halves, (I use the pulp for pasta or soup), leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell.
  5. Season each shell with Kosher salt and place the shells, cut side down, on paper towels to drain. Let stand for 30 minutes, or cover and refrigerate overnight. You may have to slice a small amount off the bottom of each shell to keep them from tipping on their sides.
  6. In a small bowl, combine cooked chicken, celery, and green onion. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, freshly cracked black pepper and Kosher salt to taste.
  7. Just before serving, stir in arugula and almonds into the chicken mixture. Spoon some salad into each tomato shell and arrange on a platter.
  8. Garnish each tomato shell with additional lemon zest, toasted almonds and a chiffonade of arugula and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 259.71 Kcal (1087 kJ)
Calories from fat 156.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.41g 27%
Cholesterol 48.24mg 16%
Sodium 296.2mg 12%
Potassium 835.98mg 18%
Total Carbs 13.02g 4%
Sugars 8.9g 36%
Dietary Fiber 3.61g 14%
Protein 15.68g 31%
Vitamin C 44.6mg 74%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 49mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 72.54 Kcal (304 kJ)
Calories from fat 43.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.86g 27%
Cholesterol 13.47mg 16%
Sodium 82.73mg 12%
Potassium 233.5mg 18%
Total Carbs 3.64g 4%
Sugars 2.49g 36%
Dietary Fiber 1.01g 14%
Protein 4.38g 31%
Vitamin C 12.5mg 74%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 13.7mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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